Tag Archives: History

Imperial Theatre Presents A Man For All Seasons

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 1 PM – 3 PM | The Imperial Theatre

The film depicts the final years of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to sign a letter asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to take an Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church of England. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, starring alongside Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles and Susannah York. Also appearing are Nigel Davenport, Leo McKern, Corin Redgrave and, in one of his earliest screen roles, John Hurt.

The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!

Imperial Theatre Presents Selma (Film)

Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM |  The Imperial Theatre

Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams,Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel.

The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!

Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: A Lecture

Wednesday, April 18th, 2019 | 3 PM | JSAC Coffeehouse, Augusta University Summerville Campus

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy and the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University invite you to a public lecture by Clemson University’s Dr. Orville Vernon Burton. Dr. Burton’s lecture will begin at 3pm on Wednesday, April 17th, in the coffeehouse in the JSAC (2nd floor) on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. Dr. Burton will be speaking about “Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: Recent Advances in Digital History.” A light reception will follow in the Dome Room in Washington Hall. There will be reserved parking in Lot 106, which is immediately to the southeast of the JSAC (look for the cones).

Orville Vernon Burton is the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Pan African Studies, and Computer Science at Clemson University, and emeritus University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, University Scholar, and professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Burton has written or edited numerous books including The Age of Lincoln (2007), as well as In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985). Dr. Burton is one of the pioneers of digital history, and he is the author or director of numerous digital humanities projects. Dr. Burton’s research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community, and the intersection of humanities and social sciences. In 2017 he received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the South Carolina Humanities Council.

Dr. Burton’s lecture is free and open to the public, and is the first of what is a planned annual lecture series on public history.

Visit the Event Page HERE!

African Americans in Education in the CSRA: Integration in the 1960s and 1970s

Augusta University College of Education & The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History present a red carpet premiere

African Americans in Education in the CSRA: Integration in the 1960s and 1970s

March 14: Doors open at 5:30 pm, Film begins at 6 pm
Location: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Q&A and Reception to follow.

Stories of turbulence, change, and new opportunities based on public school integration in the 1960s and 1970s. The film presents the perspective of veteran educators’ first-hand experiences of leading advances in education. The film illuminates a rich yet little known history of race, place, and education. Film created by Augusta University graduate Brettany Snowden

For more information, contact Dr. Molly Quinn at maquinn@augusta.edu or Dr. Darla Linville at dlinville@augusta.edu.

A presentation of the CSRA Oral History Research Project. Supported by funds from The Porter Fleming Foundation.

Auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

The Augusta JR Players and The Augusta Artreach Theatre announce auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.

The play is based on the lives of four young girls killed in a church bombing during the Civil Rights struggle in the South. It presents the events of Birmingham through the eyes of Denise, Carole, Cynthia and Addie, four young girls with hopes and dreams for bright futures. Unfortunately, those dreams were never realized. The cast will consist of more than 20 parts to include male and female participants from aged 10 through adults. The play calls for African-American and Caucasian actors to recreate the world of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

While the show is not a musical, there are roles for singers, using mostly religious music to enhance the story telling.

In addition to the four girls from the title, there are parts for middle and younger high school aged students, both boys and girls, as well as adults in the ensemble who help tell the story. The cast creates a cultural cross-section of the Southern city during the time of turmoil in a changing American landscape.

Character Breakdown
– Child / African American / Females / Ages 11-16
– Child / Caucasian / Males and Females / Ages 11 -16
– Adult / African American / Female and Male / Ages 18 – 65
– Adult / Caucasian / Male and Female / Ages 18 – 65

Audition Dates:
– Friday, November 30th | 6 PM – 9 PM
– Saturday, December 1st |  10 AM – 4 PM

Audition Location:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
739 Greene St. Augusta, GA 30901

Audition Requirements: 
Please prepare a contemporary monologue and/or cold reading from script. Project also requires some singing (be prepared to sing a gospel-style song of your choice or the hymn “Amazing Grace.”)

Download the script and learn more about these auditions online HERE!